Cryptocurrency and conspiracy theories – Robert Learney

Rob is the Lead Technologist and Blockchain DLT at Digital Catapult   

A Trained medical doctor, Robert worked in the NHS for 6-years. He really enjoyed the role but always had a desire to ‘invent stuff’. So he went back to university to study a degree that would allow him to do that.  

Robert first took an interest in blockchain whilst doing his Ph.D and the bitcoin phenomenon exploded in 2012. He knew then Bitcoin was something he needed to be part of. In that time he also co-founded the research center for cryptocurrency research & engineering at Imperial College.     

After this Rob moved out of the research world and into Digital Catapult so he could make a broader economic impact on society. Rob’s driving force is discussing and understanding where blockchain technology is heading and where can it be applied to make a real impact.


Show Notes:

00.34 Roberts background and career progression

04.08 Changing careers  

06.24 Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

09.52 The second wave of Blockchain

16.45 Actioning the business implications of Blockchain

23.09 The NDA

25.01 No collaboration, no market place